HELL HATH NO FURY . . .
For five thousand years, Revenant believed he was alone in the world, a fallen angel beyond any redemption. Now he finds he has a twin brother who had all the light and love Revenant was denied. Caught in a tug of war between Heaven and Hell, he must weigh his thirst for revenge against his desire for a mysterious female named Blaspheme-a female whose very origins could deliver him into salvation . . . or destruction.
LIKE AN ANGEL SCORNED
Blaspheme has a deadly secret: she’s the forbidden offspring of an angel and a fallen angel. Hunted by both heavenly and satanic forces, she has survived only by laying low and trusting no one. When Revenant claims he can save them both, how can she possibly believe him? But the powerful angel is persistence incarnate and for Blaspheme, there’s no place she can hide in Heaven or Hell where he won’t find her . . .
Since the moment Revenant bumped into Blaspheme at the hospital a few weeks ago, he’d been obsessed, and now, as her long legs ate up the asphalt as she walked toward him, he imagined them wrapped around his waist as he pounded into her. The closer she came, the harder his body got.
“Blaspheme.” He stepped out from between two black ambulances, blocking her path.
She jumped, a startled gasp escaping full crimson lips made to propel a male to ecstasy. “Revenant.” Her gaze darted to the hospital doors, and he got the impression she was plotting her escape route. How cute that she thought she could get away from him. “What are you doing lurking in the parking lot?”
Lurking? Well, some might call it that, he supposed. “I was on my way to see you.”
She smiled sweetly. “Well, you’ve seen me. Buh-bye.” Pivoting, her blond ponytail bouncing, she headed in the opposite direction.
“Come home with me.”
“Wow.” She turned and crossed her arms over her chest, which only drew his attention to her rack. Niiice. “You get right to the point.”
He shrugged. “Saves time.”
“Were you planning to wine and dine me at least? You know, before the sex.”
“No. Just sex.” Lots and lots of sex.
He could already imagine her husky voice deepening in the throes of passion.
“Oh,” she said, her voice dripping with sarcasm. “You’re charming, aren’t you?”
Not once in his five thousand years had anyone ever called him charming. But even uttered with sarcasm, it was the nicest thing anyone had ever said to him.
“Don’t do that,” he growled.
“Do what?” She stared at him like he was a loon.
“Never mind.” Dying to touch her, he held out his hand. “You’ll love my play room.”
She wheeled away like he was offering her the plague instead of his hand. “Go to hell, asshole. I don’t date fallen angels.”
“Good news, then, because it’s not a date.” And he wasn’t a fallen angel.
“Right. Well, I don’t fuck fallen angels either.” She made a shooing motion with her hand. “Go away.”
She was rejecting him? No one rejected him. No one.
She started to take off again, and he blinked, confused. This wasn’t right. He had his sights set on her, and she was supposed to surrender. This was something new. Something…titillating.
He moved in slowly, matching her step for step as she backed up.
“What are you doing?” She swallowed as she bumped up against a massive support beam.
“I’m going to show you why you need to come home with me.” He planted both palms on the beam on either side of her head and leaned in until his lips brushed the tender skin of her ear. “You won’t regret it.”
“I already told you. I don’t fuck fallen angels.”
“So you said,” he murmured. “Do you kiss them?”
He didn’t give her the chance to finish her sentence. Strawberry gloss coated his lips as he kissed her, and he swore he’d never liked fruit as much as he did right now.
Her hands came up to grip his biceps, tugging him closer as she deepened the kiss. “You’re good,” she whispered against his mouth.
“I know,” he whispered back.
Blaspheme is a doctor at Underground General. She is guarded. She has to be. Everyone thinks she is a false angel. Only few know the truth. When the spell that hides her true identity starts to wear off she struggles to regain control…
Control. That is one thing Revenant has always mastered. Finding out his Shadow Angel status and being the most powerful being in Sheoul minus Satan himself, he is powerful. He is cocky to say the least so when Blaspheme turns him down it takes it as a personal challenge. But when his soft fuzzy sides comes out he must prove to Satan that he is still evil incarnate. Satan orders Rev to bring a doctor to Gethel. If you remember Gethel is the recently fallen angel that is carrying Lucifer, Satan’s evil offspring.
Rev knows just the doctor to send so he, in not-so-many-words, talks Blas to accompany him to Sheoul to examine Gethel. Blas is furious when she finds out whom her patient is and refuses to examine her again. Only when she realizes that the amniotic fluid could save her mother she agrees to treat her.
Rev has it bad for Blas. When she confides in him about her true identity he will stop at nothing to save her from the very beings he used to be. Rev calls in help from his not so favored twin Reaver (I love him ).
Together they must stop Satan and Gethel before she is able to deliver Lucifer. But the plan just might kill them all.
OMG! Heaven, Hell, Horesemen and Underground General staff are all over this book. Like a freaking Demonica/Lords of Deliverance sandwich! Loved, loved loved every minute of it!
Q&A with Larissa Ione
First off a huge THANK YOU for giving me the opportunity to interview you. I have read most all of your books and you are by far my favorite paranormal author!
Aw, thank you so much! That is so great to hear, and I hope I continue to write books you love!
1. If you were a demon, what demon would you be? Well, if a vampire counts, then I’d say that. If not…hmm. I think I’d go with some sort of shapeshifter demon. How awesome would it be to be able to change your form and see what life is like from a completely new perspective?
2. Who is your favorite Demonica/Lords of Deliverance character? I can’t really pick a favorite, because my favorite is usually whoever I’m writing at the time. However, I will say that Wraith has always been my favorite to write. He comes very naturally to me, and I love it when he’s on the page! Revenant comes in a close second, because he’s very sarcastic, and while he’s intense, he’s also got a laid-back vibe about it. Most of it is because of his hard outer shell…he’s sarcastic and dismissive out of self-preservation, and that comes out even when he’s in very dangerous situations.
3. When you are not writing what is some of your favorite pastimes? I love movies, TV, and video games. I also like to hang out at the beach with my personal hellhound, Hexe. Actually, any time we can all go out and do something as a family, I’m happy.
4. Where did the Demonica series idea come from? A long time ago, I was watching an episode of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer spinoff, Angel, and the main character, Angel, got hurt. Since he was a vampire, he couldn’t go to a human hospital, and it occurred to me that supernatural creatures could use their own medical facility. In that moment, Underworld General Hospital was born!
5. Will this be your last book in the series? (please no please no please no lol!) LOL…well, REVENANT does end the series arc that started way back with Pleasure Unbound (although new readers who are daunted by the idea of 11 books can start with Eternal Rider, which is Demonica book 6/Lords of Deliverance book 1.) But I still have several more stories left to write in the world, so while it’s an end to the main Demonica/LOD arc, it’s not an end to stories in that world! In fact, HADES will release in May, so there are still books to come!
6. Holy Hotness the cover model for Revenant is H.O.T. Who does your cover designs? I have been SO lucky with my covers! Grand Central Publishing does an amazing job. Claire Brown has done all of my covers…she’s a goddess!
Thank you so much for having me. It’s been a pleasure being here, and I wish you and all of your readers the best holiday season ever!